Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 286 - Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

More from the parrot family this week.  This is a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) investigating a hole in a tree just around the corner from last week's flock of Eastern Rosellas.

Like most parrots, these birds are really rather smart.  They are also noisy, destructive and fun to watch.  I assume that I consider them 'fun to watch' because they are not destroying the wires and gutters of my house!

These birds are about 50cm long and can be found all over the eastern and northern parts of Australia.  Their voices can not really be described as melodic, but their raucous calls are a really iconic part of the bush soundscape in this part of the world.









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cheers - SM

27 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

I liked this one. One of my favorite shots from Queensland is of a flying Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo. Great shots!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It would be lovely to see this bird in the wild. They would never survive our Canadian winters.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) How I would love to see one of these in my garden! Excellent captures of this Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo.:)

Brian King said...

Beautiful bird! That yellow crest is awesome!

Phil Slade said...

Over here they are all twitching the Ring-necked Parakeets for their year lists. Sad.

Thanks for the link-up Stewart.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I've a soft spot for them. We had a group who came and visited for treats along with the parakeets of an evening and we found that they learned not to destroy the fascias and soffits if they wanted to get any seed or nuts! As you say, bright birds! YAM xx

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Now you're just rubbing it in that you have neater critters than we do.

I call fowl.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful bird in several very attractive poses. He certainly has a mischievous look about him!

Rhodesia said...

Such a lovely bird and obviously well mannered as well! Great photos. Cheers Diane.

Andrea Priebe said...

It seems to me that most things in nature are the way they are for a reason ... so will you please explain to me how a beautiful bird like this has a raucous call ... there has to be a reason, right? Then there is the magnificent eagle who cackles like a chicken. Their call is so unlike thier majesty that movie makers use the call of the Red Tail Hawks in their sound tracks. This is a beautiful bird and your shots are perfection. As for your missing a few posts and comments, none of us are perfect ... but, don't let it happen again, HA!

Andrea @ From the Sol

Linda W. said...

That bird looks like he's got a lot of personality! Cute pics.

Ranten said...

Great pictures of a beautiful bird! I may have to visit a zoo to see them :-))

Marie Smith said...

The crest is a pretty addition!

David Gascoigne said...

I remember this species very well. It was common everywhere in the ACT. I am looking forward to renewing my acquaintance later this year.

Jo said...

What a beautiful name for a beautiful bird. Thanks, Stewart, for sharing and for hosting this meme. I seem to be birding a bit more regularly now! Greetings. Jo

Lady Fi said...

Such a pretty bird!

photodoug said...

Stewart, love this bird. Thanks for sharing

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a beautiful birds, great series of photos.
Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Cloudia said...

Feisty creature

Missy George said...

Beautiful bird..great shots..It must be fun to see them in their natural habitat..

A Colorful World said...

What adorable, wonderful birds! Glad they aren't being destructive to your home!

June Caedmon said...

I love seeing these birds in the wild! Where they belong - great captures, Stewart!

Charlene N.K. said...

What a bird of beauty shot beautifully!

Beth said...

What a handsome bird - always a treat to see the birds in the wild where they belong.

Linda said...

He's a beauty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It seems as if that bird knows how handsome he is! Beautiful bird ... certainly not a typical backyard bird for us over here.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

How cool is he?!?!?!?! To see a bird like this in the wild, Stewart, must be exhilarating!!...:)JP